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TSS Today's Clips-Tuesday, October 9

Wednesday, October 10, 2018  
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Below are newspaper articles from around the Commonwealth that you may find of interest.These materials are to inform you of developments that may affect your business and are not to be considered legal advice. If you have any questions please contact Mike Woods.

 

CSX sues Norfolk Southern, alleging monopoly at Port Terminal

CSX Transportation Inc. is suing Norfolk Southern Railway and the Chesapeake-based Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad, alleging that they have conspired to create a monopoly at Norfolk International Terminals by essentially boxing out CSX at the Port…

Virginia Beach Director of Economic Development abruptly resigns amid audit

After leading the city's department of Economic Development for more than 11 years, the director resigned abruptly on Monday. City Manager Dave Hansen said in an email to council members that he accepted Warren Harris’ resignation…

Stafford aims to lure Amazon warehouse with an adjusted tax rate

Come spring, county leaders will modify the budget process and set the Merchant’s Capital Tax rate, similar to the way the Board of Supervisors sets its Real Estate tax rate. Supervisors on Oct. 2 approved an ordinance to provide a separate classification…

Danville spends nearly $2 million on consultants over five years with most yielding results, leader says

Paying big bucks for studies that offer insight into city renovation projects is what cities do. Danville is no exception. Danville has spent nearly $2 million in the last five years on consultants and other contracts with…

Company plans to make, sell cannabis oil in Manassas

Regulated medical cannabis oil could be arriving in Manassas as early as next year. Dalitso LLC was one of the five companies issued a pharmaceutical processor permit on Sept. 25…

Capitol Square project will not include public parking – for now

 

A $300 million makeover of state buildings along Capitol Square includes a new parking deck with 500 spaces but none, so far, planned for the public. Instead…

Local CBRE brokerage to part ways with national flag

CB Richard Ellis of Virginia Inc. and global real estate firm CBRE Inc. are breaking up. After Dec. 31, CB Richard Ellis of Virginia will no longer operate as an affiliate of Los Angeles-based CBRE...

Government study cites several shipbuilding concerns

A new report from the Trump administration cites dependence on sole-source suppliers as a risk to military shipbuilding, which is also beset by unstable funding, a shortage of skilled workers and lack of competition…

The Lafayette River is Virginia’s first to earn "restored" status for oysters

At the toot of a horn, hundreds of shells covered with baby oysters were tossed into the Lafayette River. The ceremony marked the declaration that the river's oyster population has fully recovered, having met state and federal goals…

With new ad, Kaine punches back at Republican challenger

For months, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) barely acknowledged opponent Corey A. Stewart as the provocative Republican repeatedly called him “weak” and “ineffective” while falsely accusing the moderate of being part of the far-left antifa movement…

Senate candidate Stewart predicts 'red tide'

Corey Stewart, Republican nominee for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat in the November election, told local Republicans on Friday night that he thinks there will be a “red tide” instead of a “blue wave” on Election Day…

Riggleman, Cockburn spar in penultimate 5th District debate

Democrat Leslie Cockburn and Republican Denver Riggleman, vying to replace U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Buckingham in Virginia’s 5th District, squared off in their penultimate debate at Piedmont Virginia Community College…

Brat’s attack ad focuses on ‘sanctuary cities,’ taxes and health care; opponent calls foul

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) is airing a TV ad that criticizes Democrat Abigail Spanberger’s positions on taxes, health care and “sanctuary cities” — and her campaign calls two out of the three untrue…

Democrat Jennifer Wexton leads incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) by 12 points in Northern Virginia, new poll finds

A month before the midterm election, Wexton, a state senator and former prosecutor, is ahead, 55 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, fueled by President Trump's unpopularity in the district, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll…

NCDOT unveils plans for new freeway between Raleigh and Wake Forest

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to turn Capital Boulevard into a freeway from Interstate 540 in Raleigh north through Wake Forest and will present its plans at two public meetings this week…

Tobacco Warning Labels ready by 2021 at earliest, FDA says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in court documents Friday the earliest it can finish revamping tobacco warning labels is summer 2021, explaining the government…

Netflix to open U.S. production hub in Albuquerque, touting $1 billion in business over next 10 years

Netflix said it is in final negotiations to buy ABQ Studios, located in Albuquerque’s Mesa del Sol planned community, as the base for its operations in the state…

Google bows out of Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud-computing race

Google will not compete for a $10 billion opportunity to build the Defense Department’s cloud-computing contract, the company said Tuesday, saying the project could conflict with its corporate values regarding the use of artificial intelligence…

Can higher ed revive rural North Carolina?

Many rural counties in the United States—including those in North Carolina—are on life support. Some policymakers and researchers dedicate extensive efforts to halt and reverse rural North Carolina’s decline. Other observers are skeptical of those efforts and view the decline as…

Can the FCC really block California's Net Neutrality law?

Within hours of California governor Jerry Brown signing a sweeping net neutrality bill into law, the US Department of Justice sued the state, sparking the latest battle in the long legal war over the ground rules for the internet…

 

 

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